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Press Release – Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism
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Press Release – Violent video games not linked to aggression in adults with autism

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Following the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, some in the media and the public speculated a link existed between autism spectrum disorder and violence and, in particular, that violent video games may cause gamers with autism to act viole...
Press Release – TSRI Scientists Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes
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Press Release – TSRI Scientists Find Molecular Trigger of Schizophrenia-Like Behaviors and Brain Changes

LA JOLLA, CA – April 7, 2015 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule in the brain that triggers schizophrenia-like behaviors, brain changes and global gene expression in an animal model. The research gives scientists ...
Press Release – Children with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder
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Press Release – Children with an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder

QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA, March 24, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Today the Québec Ombudsman released an investigation report on its findings and recommendations concerning the health services and social services provided to children with an intellectual disability or an aut...
Press Release – Link between autism genes and higher intelligence, study suggests
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Press Release – Link between autism genes and higher intelligence, study suggests

Genes linked with a greater risk of developing autism may also be associated with higher intelligence, a study suggests. Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have t...
Press Release – Autistic features linked to prenatal exposure to fire retardants, phthalates
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Press Release – Autistic features linked to prenatal exposure to fire retardants, phthalates

San Diego, CA--Exposure during pregnancy to a combination of fire retardant chemicals and phthalate chemicals--both present in the average home--can contribute to autistic-like behaviors in the offspring, according to an animal study to be presented Thursday...
Press Release – New insight into a fragile protein linked to cancer and autism
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Press Release – New insight into a fragile protein linked to cancer and autism

In recent years, scientists have found a surprising a connection between some people with autism and certain cancer patients: They have mutations in the same gene, one that codes for a protein critical for normal cellular health. Now scientists have reported i...